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Monday, September 21st 2020

Trigger Warnings? Better Than Russian Roulette

Aurash Jalalian Illustration by April Gau, Staff Illustrator Recently, many prominent figures have been firing shots at trigger warnings and the oversensitivity of college students as...

Con: LinkedIn Leaves Behind Those That Can’t Afford to Keep Up

Thea Cabrera Montejo Layout Editor Illustration by Silvia Quach LinkedIn has transitioned from a simple website to an obligatory source of affirmation. With this new reputation, the...

Pro: LinkedIn Is the Ultimate Tool to the Underprivileged Student

Aurash Jailalian Illustration by Silvia Quach, Staff Illustrator LinkedIn, for better or for worse, has changed the job application process forever. Finding a job used to...

Mental Health Issues Should Not Put Restrictions on Education

Shanthi Guruswamy For students with mental illness, college may be difficult. That doesn’t mean it should be impossible. To achieve something great in any field, it...

College Rankings Should Not Rank Highly in Importance to Students

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer U.S. News and World Report has provided college rankings for years based on a variety of factors, such as retention rates, faculty resources...

Peace, Love, Unity, Respect, and Drugs: Preserving the Safety of Raves

Matt Mersel Former Executive Content Editor, 2014-15 It seems like every year we learn of another group of poor souls who tragically lost their lives at...

BU Professor’s Behavior Does Not Bode Well for Students

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Boston University sociology professor Saida Grundy, like many, is fairly vocal on social media about her political and social beliefs, and she...

Let Tsarnaev Rot

Dhiraj Nallapaneni On May 15, a federal jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, a stunning incident...

Isla Vista Is More Than Just Last May

Janani Ravikumar Staff Writer Last Monday, May 11, on what I’d originally assumed would be a night like any other, I received a text message from...

The Importance of Humor in Politics: Why We Need Last Week Tonight

Michele Sinfield The political world within cable news has long been dominated by the red-faced pundits of channels like CNN and Fox News, often conducting...